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Mock Orange

Murraya paniculata

Also known as

Orange Jessamine, Chinese Box, Mock Lime, Satinwood, Lakeview Jasmine, Jasmine Orange, Mock Orange

Murraya paniculata flowers by B.navez (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

Expected size

Height
Spread

7m

Max

3m

3m

Min

1.5m

7 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Overview

Murraya paniculata is commonly known by the name Orange Jessamine. This evergreen plant is a small, tropical to subtropical, evergreen tree or shrub, grown for its foliage, scented flowers and ornamental fruits. Dark green, glossy leaves make this shrub an attractive addition to plantings, even when not in flower. It produces large heads of sweetly scented white flowers, making it a very attractive shrub to have in the garden. It is a low maintenance plant that requires regular watering, place in full sun or light shade and may be grown in pots or used as hedging or screening.

Propagation

Seed

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts birds

Hedge plant

Can be grown into a hedge, but is rather slow growing.

Pot plant

Makes good container plants with a lovely fragrance - move pots close to windows or entrances or away if it is overwhelming!

Indoor plant

Grow indoors in frost-prone climates.